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Modern Language Association (MLA): Publication Information for Books

In General

State the city of publication, the publisher and year of publication. Use a colon and space between the place of publication and the publisher. Use a comma and a space between the publisher and the date. A period follows the date.

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For additional information, please see the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th edition) and the MLA style website.